Tupper Lake, Adirondacks

Welcome to Tupper Lake, New York

Picture it: rolling hills, fresh air, vibrant foliage as far as the eye can see, fall activities, a quaint downtown. This is Tupper Lake.

Nature is never very far away, even from downtown. Stroll through town and get fresh donuts, some local tea, or a unique Adirondack souvenir. A little farther out, miles of mellow (and not-so-mellow) hiking trails offer countless adventures and unforgettable scenery. The Tupper Lake Triad hiking challenge is a great adventure that includes a fire tower peak, and endless views of the Adirondacks with all the stunning autumn leaves below.

Don't let accessiblity limit your vacation. Tupper Lake has a lot of opportunities for everybody, from birding to camping to exploring area attractions. Every day leads to a new adventure.


While the Adirondacks may be known for spectacular mountain vistas and picturesque towns, Tupper Lake boasts some of the darkest skies in the Northeast that are perfect for stargazing. Cool nights are a wonderful time to take in the star-studded nighttime show.

By night, take in the cosmos and by day, paddle on extensive, gorgeous waterways or fish for dinner - each day offers unlimited possibilities to experience the great outdoors. Tupper Lake is a natural place to connect with the world outside our homes. 


To connect with the natural world in a more curated setting, visit the famous natural history museum, The Wild Center. It's not all outdoors-y stuff in Tupper Lake, though. There's no shortage of restaurant options here, and beer lovers will be thrilled to learn there is the outstanding Raquette River Brewing. Downtown sidewalks are not crowded, but alive with local spirit and unique buys. If you're looking for community spirit, Tupper Lake is where you'll find it.

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities, of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.